Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pollys Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage

I am exotic pet/exotic parrot consultant. So, I can get animals in from all over at anytime. I got a call on a little mitred conure, the owner was livid about getting rid of his reprehensible biting parrot. I discussed all the alternatives on behavioral modification however; he wanted nothing to do with it. On top of that the cage wasn't coming with the bird. I thought, cheap &#^*, how in the world could he have ever ended up with a parrot? I didn't need a huge cage; mitred conures are on the smaller side of a parrot. He or she should have plenty of space to stretch his wings, to climb, to hop from bar to bar; besides my birds don't spend a great deal of time in the cage. Polly's Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage fits all my criteria for a bird cage for my parrot. It will look nice in my living room though that is the least important factor. The most important factors in determining a cage purchase is safety, size, easy to clean and inexpensive. Where and how do you find a safe affordable parrot cage? It seems the fancier the name the more expensive the cage. Stick with the basics, make sure the latch is secure, and that it is painted with a nontoxic paint. This is a review on Polly’s Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cages. Pollys Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Complete Guide to Rat Training

Complete Guide to Rat Training: Tricks and Games for Rat Fun and Fitness, by Debbie Ducommun in paperback and Kindle. Are rats much like dogs and humans (yes). Can they use body language to communicate the same as a dog; you bet! Rats have a keen intelligence and can be trained to do a great deal. Learn how to train a rat. It helps tremendously with the bonding experience! Complete Guide to Rat Training

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Birds Site Map

Receive the Birds Newsletter free. Your private information is safe. No one will give or sell your email address, heck we never see it :) Learn when new content is uploaded and a lot of other great information you will only see in the newsletter. Behavior - Here you will find articles about training birds. In addition, why they act the way they do. What can you do to stop unwanted behavior. Over time you will find a great deal of great information to help you with your pet bird. Bird Care - How to care for individual species of birds from the macaw to the finch. You will learn what to look for in a bird when you go to buy one or acquire one. There are adoptable birds out there! Introduction to many species of birds. The complete care for many species of birds. Soon, you will see, hopefully every single possible bird found as a pet listed here. I am also the Exotic Pets editor there is close to 300 articles I have written and I have every intention of making this site just as informational. Bird Heath - Everything to do with a bird's health from emergency bird first aid to wing clips. Paying extra attention to a bird's health is very important. For their own survival, they hide their illness so that they don't appear weak to predators. When in doubt go to an Avian Veterinarian! General Information - I expect you will find some very interesting articles here. Some articles you may agree with others you won't. I would love to learn your perspective. That is one of the many reasons we provide a great forum. Link at bottom of page. Birds Forum If you would like to share your bird experiences and stories or make your own opinion known please use the Birds Forum. We have some wonderful discussions. There is also some very original bird content provided from some very knowledgeable people. Find this and a LOT more Birds Site Map!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wing Clip - Birds

Clipping a bird's wings the first time is not easy. You could injure the bird or even cause it to bleed to death during the wing clip. The first time I strongly suggest you professionally have the wings clipped and watch the procedure closely. This is a good way to learn how to clip wings. Each species of bird is trimmed differently. It is a safe procedure if you know how and have experience. Larger birds such as Amazons and macaws need fewer primary feathers cut. Once the feathers are cut it is rare that they can fly, only glide down from where they are perched. Smaller birds such as a cockatiel are much more difficult to keep from flying and will need to have the majority of his primary feather clipped. Even then, the cockatiel is capable of flight; he cannot gain much altitude, but can fly. Some people will advise you to cut the feathers of only one wing. This is dangerous advice. Both sides need to be trimmed so the bird is balanced. If he falls, or tries to fly off his perch, he needs to be able to glide down balanced, to prevent injury. Learn how to clip a birds wings here

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Miracle Dog Survives Gas Chamber

Eighteen dogs were put in a gas chamber. The deadly carbon monoxide was turned on. After the require time the door was opened to remove the 18 dead bodies, but miracles of miracles of little dog survived. The dog had no apparent problems as you would expect with carbon monoxide. Find out what happens next. A lot of WOW factor! Miracle dog lives through being euthanized

Miniature Horses

Miniature horses have always intrigued me. I grew up on a ranch, along with a lot of other animals we raised appaloosa horses, so I have always adored horses. Heck, as a young teen that was my main mode of transportation. You'd be surprised at how far I managed to get on horseback! A miniature horse can be a household pet (with certain health requirements - important needs that affect the respiratory system if kept indoors), outdoor/indoor, or strictly outdoor. It is important if you choose to have a miniature horse as a indoor pet that they have time to play outside for fresh air, exercise, play, healthy sunshine, and their need to run around (essential for digestion). If kept as an outdoor pet the horse will need a warm shelter that has good ventilation. The smallest miniature horse was 10 pounds and 12 inches tall when it was born. Her name is Black Beauty. Black Beauty is considered a dwarf miniature horse and is 18.5 at the withers which would be the area of the last hairs at the end of the mane. The average lifespan of a miniature horse is 30-40 years. Along with their good nature and what seems the natural ability to guide, plus their longevity they make outstanding guide animals or assistance animals; guide horses for the blind. Make sure you acquire or buy a horse that has bright shiny eyes, looks alert, healthy coat of hair, and has a good disposition. Having a horse or foal examined by a veterinarian before you purchase is an extremely good idea. Learn more about miniature horse and how to care for them Miniature Horses

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rabbits - Pet Rabbits

Nothing much beats the feeling of a wiggly nose in the neckshoulder. This is a body part you develop only when you have had a baby or when you have a pet rabbit. Rabbits are not a object you give as a gift nor should one be bought on impulse. How to care for the pet rabbit. Read article on raising a pet rabbit Rabbits - Pet Rabbits

Conures - Complete Care Guide

The conure complete care guide covers many important health issues concerning the care of your pet conure. Conures can enjoy a long lifespan if they receive proper care. The conure is a small parrot that may be the perfect bird for you and your family. Learn how to care for this remarkable bird. Read the article here.Conures - Complete Care Guide

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Conures - Introduction

If you have considered a parrot as a companion pet but are concerned about the size of the parrot or feel the cost is prohibitive. Consider a conure. They are a smaller parrot, have the capacity of speech, and there is a ton of different types of conures of all sizes and colors. Check out these remarkable birds. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5745.asp

Monday, November 26, 2012

Marshall Ferret Santa Suit - Review

This Marshall Ferret Santa Suit will provide the perfect Christmas photo opportunity for your darling ferret! Making Christmas cards and want to include your ferret? This is an inexpensive and decently made Ferret Santa Suit perfect for your pet that already loves center stage! Read the article here and see the picture it is cuter than a bug's ear! Marshall Ferret Santa Suit - Review

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thermal Perch for Birds - Review

Visualize standing on your feet 24/7, literally. A bird can get pressure sores, arthritis or a number of other food problems if proper and clean perches aren't used. I don't think a cement or rough perch is an answer to problem feet. it certainly doesn't help with keeping toenails trimmed because once the nails get long enough for a perch to do any good the nails are already too long. However, for air conditioned houses or cool nights the KL&H Thermo Perch can be a foot saver. Read the full review I know if you have a companion bird you will be glad you did! Thermal Perch for Birds - Review

Sugar Gliders: The Complete Sugar Glider Care Guide

Sugar Gliders: The Complete Sugar Glider Care Guide by Sandy Duncan - Review. This book by Duncan is probably the most up-to-date book I have found, that comprehensively covers the care of the pet sugar glider, without including a lot of unneeded information. Read the review you will be glad you did. Sugar Gliders: The Complete Sugar Glider Care Guide

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Find Lost Pets

Dogs (all pets including exotic pets) lost during hurricanes such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy are separated from their families. There is something you can do to increase the likelihood that your pet will be reunited with you. Read the article and find out how a 15-year old dogs was reunited with its human family after being lost for seven years. Lost during Hurricane Katrina. Not just for dogs anymore! Hurricane Sandy - Find Lost Pets

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

African Grey Parrot

Comprehensive guide and facts to help you care for a African Grey parrot. This article includes what to look for when you buy an African Grey parrot, do all African Grey parrots talk? Learn what the African Grey parrot's lifespan is. How to feed and cage the African Grey parrot and a lot lot more. Comprehensive guide to the African Grey Parrot

Thursday, November 8, 2012

African Grey Parrots

Introduction to an amazing parrot the African Grey Parrot. A companion bird that is nothing short of amazing. There are two varieties of African Greys available to the pet owners, the Congo African Grey (CAG) and the Timneh African Grey (TAG). What is the difference between these two beautiful birds besides a big price difference. Learn about the grey parrots. African Grey Parrots

Did New PET Law Save Lives

Because of Katrina and the numerous people that refused to leave their pets and rode out the storm with their pets. Because people stayed with their pets, and many died because of it. As a result a new law was passed. Did this law save lives during Hurricane Sandy? Did the new law affect you, your family and pets? Learn what this new law is that protects your pets during disasters. Pets - Disasters - Did New Law Save Lives

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sugar Glider - Pet Sugar Gliders

Learn all about the pet sugar glider one of the sweetest of exotic pets. The sugar glider is highly social and has many special needs. Click for the article Sugar Glider - Pet Sugar Gliders

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hybrid Macaws

I know that a lot of people are against creating hybrids especially in the bird world, primarily macaws. Many people will tell you that birds do not breed outside their own genus in the wild. This is simply not true. In fact, there was once a thread in the Birding Forum that referred to two different species of cranes breeding. We have seen the results of some beautiful macaws as a result of hybrids. Is it detrimental to the purity of bloodlines? Or, could it in fact strengthen the species? As a habitat of individual species of macaws is diminished there are fewer macaws, more inbreeding will occur, less of a gene pool; weakening the genetics of the species? Read the full article Hybrid Macaws How do you feeling about hybrid birds macaws or other birds?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bird First Aid - Emergency

Learn about bird first aid before something awful happens. Bird first aid and what items you should have on hand. Emergency situations can happen awfully fast and birds can bleed out extremely quickly. Plus, they have very little blood to begin with. Learn about bird first aid Bird First Aid - Emergency

Top Exotic Pets

Breaking News - Some exotic pets are becoming more popular because of the ban of many other animals that are considered a danger to the environment. Each and every one of these pets are wonderful pets if they fit in with your lifestyle, your family, and your home situation. Things such as space. For the most part each of these animals for are quiet. Each exotic pet is unique, learn all you can before committing to the care of an animal. No animal is disposable. Each link leads to one of my articles about how to care for the animal- another words a care sheet for each animal. Enjoy. We will cover many more animals soon! Every exotic pet, every animal deserves your gentle and loving care. Learn more about the top exotic pets Top Exotic Pets

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Budgies - Parakeet - Health - Training

This new budgie article covers health (including common illness and parasites such as lice and mites), training, toys, and play of the budgerigar parakeet. A very popular small bird that is actually a small parrot. A delightful companion pet bird! Click on the link to read the rest of the article about pet birds. Budgies - Parakeet - Health - Training

Monday, October 1, 2012

How to make Halloween Costumes for Pets

How to make a homemade costume for your pet, or if you're not so crafty purchase a Halloween pet costume! Pet Halloween costumes are the new rage! Pets dressed as people, children dressed as animals, exotic pets, and pets dressed to look like each other. Keep it simple and easy. Pictures included. How to make Halloween Costumes for Pets

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach - Insect Pet - Exotic Pets

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is a popular exotic pet. Insects as exotic pets can be very fascinating especially something as flamboyant as the hisser. The Giant hissing cockroach is easy to care for and is NOT like the roach a person may find contaminating their kitchen. Learn more about this three inch hissing cockroach! New exotic pets article Madagascar Hissing Cockroach - Insect Pet - Exotic Pets Rad the new exotic pets article!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Microchip Birds - Found Bird

Out of 150 found birds scanned for a microchip (this was just one shelter - thousands of other shelters) not one bird had a microchip. How many thousands of birds would make it back to their grieving human families if they had a microchip? Sad!!!! It just isn't very expensive either! What is a microchip? How are they inserted? Out of the thousands of shelters that scan lost birds how many birds would return to their homes if they had a microchip? Read more!Microchip Birds - Found Bird

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Capybara - Pet Capybara - Exotic Pets

The pet capybara is a fascinating pet and can be great exotic pets for the right person. Learn to care for the capybara. The capybara looks very much like a guinea pig but only 100 pounds heavier and four feet bigger. Sound like an interest exotic animal? Learn how to care for the capybara as a pet.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cockatiel Food - Cockatiel Requirements

Properly caring for your pet cockatiel bird will add years to your cockatiel's life and many happy years of fun, love, and devotion. Learn about cockatiel diet, cockatiel food, cuttlefish, cockatiel cages, and cockatiel sounds. In addition, everything else you will need to know about basic care. How to care for your pet cockatiel - basic needs

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Herp Owners - Exotic Pets - Take a Stand!

Just in the United States, this figure does not include the rest of the world; 1.6 billion dollars is spent on exotic pets each year. I did not mistype that, that was a billion plus a whole lot more. One huge representation of the exotic pet industry is lizards, snakes, amphibians, frogs, and turtles. I don't spend a great deal of time discussing this very important part of the exotic pet industry because BellaOnline should have a reptile and amphibian editor. I am both the exotic pets editor and bird editor and I know how many thousands of people that come to me each month for advice. We need someone that cares enough for these beautiful creatures to do for reptiles and amphibians that I do for exotic pets and birds. Help educate and inform the public. Especially, before someone decides to acquire an animal they know little about. Read of the rest of the article Herp Owners - Exotic Pets - Take a Stand!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cockatiel Care

The endearing little cockatiel, the little heckler, which can tug at each and every one of your heartstrings! Once the cockatiel bird learns to wolf whistle you will hear it all day. A serious concern I have of cockatiel owners is, if a cockatiel is capable of living for 30 years, why is the average lifespan of this companion pet so short? It seems like we all need to learn a great deal about nutrition and safety issues when it comes to the cockatiel. Breeders as well as pet owners need to become far more responsible in care management of the cockatiel. Learn more about cockatiel care - help them live to their potential lifespan! Cockatiel Care